Low N Slow: Is Bristol Bored Of Barbecue?

If you are going to do barbecue in Bristol, you have got to be brave.  

With Grillstock supplying the city with the best of America’s finest from its two outlets (Park Street & St Nick’s Market) as well as its annual barbecue festival under the same name, any newcomer has really got to reach some dizzy heights just to make an impact.  Additionally, the (slightly) more formal restaurant settings of Spitfire (Harbourside), Smoke Haus (opposite Colston Hall) and Food Nation (Gloucester Road), are all offering their own take on grilled meat.  In short, Bristol is a fairly saturated market when it comes to barbecue. Continue reading “Low N Slow: Is Bristol Bored Of Barbecue?”

9 Bristol Festivals You Need To Attend

Harbour Festival – July


Bristol’s historic harbour is decked out in bunting, but no one on the waterfront escapes the gay abandon in which banners, flags and fairy lights decorate the house boats and old sailing boats that line the waterway.  Traditionally, this weekend long festival celebrates Bristol’s historic harbour which was once a major port for everything from food to slave trading (although the later is definitely no longer celebrated) as well as the city’s most famous pirate: Black Beard.   

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Politics to Picasso: The Ultimate Guide to Havana’s Street Art

Despite numerous revolutions and years of repressive governments the art scene in Cuba has thrived, with 14 art schools and a University of Fine Arts and numerous Cuban artist galleries.  Cuban art is as diverse as the people that inhabit this small Caribbean island, with influences from Africa, South America, North America and Europe, however often the best place to experience Cuban art is on the streets of Havana, the island’s capital city.

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Everything You Need To Know: 48 Hours In Varadero, Cuba

Varadero has a split personality, it is where many people spend the last couple of days of their holiday as a place to wind down and relax after the frantic city life of Havana, but it is also the all inclusive destination of choice in Cuba.  If you have just arrived off the Transtur bus from Havana, the clean wide streets, with flat pavements and no one stood around hassling you to take a taxi will be a sweet relief.  Perhaps the most exciting thing you will find here is a supermarket, but just double check the price the cashier asks you for your shop. Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know: 48 Hours In Varadero, Cuba”

The Reality Of Helping Out In A Malawian Hospital

Chitimbe Hospital is lucky for many reasons; it is on a fairly main road that snakes around the coast of Lake Malawi so there is lots of passing traffic, it has good transport links to towns and cities, the village it sits in has a newly built water pump and there is a large orphanage and school where care and education is bestowed upon as many local children that can be spared from work as possible. Perhaps most importantly it is also on the main tourist route through the country.  All in all it is a comparatively affluent and educated part of rural Malawi.   Continue reading “The Reality Of Helping Out In A Malawian Hospital”

EU Flight Delay Compensation: Easy Steps To Help You Claim Today (With Direct Links)

Most people who travel regularly will suffer the frustration of a flight being delayed at least once in their lives.  However, if you are travelling from an EU country or to an EU country on an EU airline then you can expect to be compensated under the Denied Boarding Regulation.

Lets face it, air travel is not cheap, so why not claim back what you are owed!  You do not need to get a solicitor involved, it is so easy to do it yourself! Continue reading “EU Flight Delay Compensation: Easy Steps To Help You Claim Today (With Direct Links)”